BEVA Trust Wins BHS Welfare Award

The BEVA Trust allows veterinarians to volunteer for projects that enhance equine welfare both locally and globally.

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The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Trust received the British Horse Society’s Welfare Award “for excellent service in the cause of equine welfare” at the annual BHS awards ceremony, held at Saddlers’ Hall in London, on Nov. 24.

Julian Samuelson, chair of the BEVA Trust, and Fiona Cunnington, BEVA Trust secretariat, accepted the award from BHS President Martin Clunes.

The BEVA Trust provides opportunities, support, and funding to allow members of the veterinary team to volunteer for projects that enhance equine welfare both locally and globally. Through the support of the BEVA Trust, volunteers have supported the BHS health care campaign and have castrated 342 horses over the past two years. All this support has come in the form of vets, nurses, students, and farriers volunteering their expertise for the day. A total of 729 horses have now attended the health care clinics.

“With BEVA Trust’s unwavering help and support we have significantly improved the lives of hundreds of horses,” said Gemma Stanford, BHS director of welfare

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